Mariah Carey’s Lambs Beef With Producer/Manager Jermaine Dupri Over Album Delays

Mike Wass | April 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Mariah Carey’s Lambs are usually one of the most placid and peaceful fan armies to roam the internet, which makes last night’s (April 20) mini-war with Mimi’s long-time collaborator Jermaine Dupri all the more remarkable. Reports that the diva’s much-anticipated but oft-delayed The Art Of Letting Go LP has been pulled from Island Records release schedule sparked the Twitter revolt.

Things started in a civilized fashion with fans asking for information about the release date, which is actually fair enough. Three years have passed since Mariah’s last album hit shelves and even the most faithful fan is starting to lose patience with the project. They are also concerned that the title track and “You’re Mine (Eternal)” flopped in comparison to excellent comeback track “#Beautiful”.

After ignoring the avalanche of tweets, Dupri finally snapped and called a Lamb “a dumb ass”. That triggered jibes comparing the state of Mimi’s career to Janet Jackson’s (who the producer dated for almost a decade) and an onslaught of increasingly harsh barbs. The heated Twitter exchange was ugly but the Lambily raised a valid point. You can’t keep postponing a project with no communication and still expect fans to shell out their hard-earned cash when it drops. See the tweets after the jump.

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